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How should Falls celebrate Canada’s 150th b-day?

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

It’s still 11 months until Canada’s 150th birthday, but Niagara Falls officials are not wasting any time when it comes to preparing for next year’s grand celebration.

A survey is up on the city’s website (www.niagarafalls.ca/) asking the public to help them plan for the big bash in 2017. The survey is expected to remain on the website until Aug. 26.

Lori Albanese, the city’s community development co-ordinator, said once a Canada Day event concludes, officials immediately begin planning for the next one, trying to secure sponsorships, entertainment and volunteers.

And with the next Canada Day being the country’s sesquicentennial, Albanese said her committee wants the public to have even a bigger say on how the city’s celebration will unfold.

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Earlier this week I received the latest email newsletter from the Falls Avenue Resort.


You can subscribe to this newsletter yourself by entering your email address in the “Email Subscription” form at the bottom of the Falls Avenue Resort main page.

Clifton Hill redevelopment taking shape

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Consumer demands are changing, and Clifton Hill has to change with them, says Tim Parker, general manager of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Niagara Falls.

“The consumers are demanding more types of entertainment, rather than the stagnant entertainment that we’ve had for years. So we’ve answered the call,” said Parker.

Ripley’s was scheduled to re-open as a revamped interactive attraction along the popular tourist strip Thursday evening, or Friday.

Since November, the attraction has undergone a complete update of its “odditorium.”

“We sort of were status quo for many years, and I think consumers now don’t want status quo — they don’t want to look at the same things they’ve looked at,” said Parker.

I’m not sure when the official re-opening was, but I did notice they are open today.

Clifton Hill Construction

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Construction continues at the site of the former Comfort Inn on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls on Feb. 26, 2016.

Four-acres of property is being redeveloped as part of a multi-plan expansion for HOCO Limited entertainment facilities on Clifton Hill.

Major changes for Clifton Hill

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Expect to see some multi-million dollar changes taking place near the top of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls.

Older buildings like the Comfort Inn are slated for demolition, businesses like Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum and Kelsey’s Restaurant are being renovated or expanded, and new interactive entertainment features are being added to the mix.

“Once the Comfort Inn is removed we will have a four-acre site available and that’s going to be expansion for our Clifton Hill entertainment facilities,” said Harry Oakes, president of Hoco Limited, that owns and operates a number of attractions, restaurants and shops on the south side of the street.

The Comfort Inn closed early last month, all the essential services were cut off on Monday, and large excavators were expected to be on site Wednesday or Thursday to begin taking down the building.

“We are going to be busy this winter so we are just cranking up right now,” said Oakes. “It’s kind of the next phase in our multi-plan, master plan that we have for the whole site. The construction that is going to take place over the next several months is about 20,000-square feet of renovations and about 30,000-square feet of new buildings, along with extensive streetscape site work.”

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